by Luke Warner
Categories: Film/TV
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It’s been widely reported that Hindu leaders have urged Lindsay Lohan to take a swim in the Ganges to cleanse herself of her personal problems.

Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed says that she “should make use of her trip to India to rediscover herself by spending some time in an ashram and taking a dip in the holy Ganges. It is believed that bathing in the sacred Ganges purifies one of all sin, and its water, if taken daily, confers immortality.” Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, points out that an ashram stay would also help bring Lohan “tranquility, spirituality and serenity”.

She’s just landed in India to work with the BBC on a documentary but its exact content seem to be somewhat unclear…human trafficking? Poverty? We’ll let you know.

It’s interesting to note that she’s working with the BBC after its own standards board recently ruled that crude jokes made on one of their shows about her sexuality and her relationship with Samantha Ronson reinforced negative lesbian stereotypes and constituted “institutional indecency.” I’m personally glad that they took some responsibility. Just in case anyone was interested…

  • Richard

    but isn’t the Ganges river the place where people pee, wash dishes and get rid of waste too?

    • krissy

      yes but it has magical properties that magically disappear poo

  • Joe

    Yes, she has about a 50/50 chance of getting sick if she does that. Especially if she gets any of that water in her mouth. Not criticizing, just being honest.

  • Aniket

    You are right Joe. There used to be a time when the river was truly pure and beautiful. The growing population and industrialization along the river has meant that despite being an Indian I would never take a dip in this river which has a lot of ancient mythology associated with it.
    However closer to the Himalyan foothills the river is still unpolluted.